Safety and Abuse Liability of Oxazepam: Is This Benzodiazepine Drug Underutilized?

@article{Howland2016SafetyAA,
  title={Safety and Abuse Liability of Oxazepam: Is This Benzodiazepine Drug Underutilized?},
  author={Robert H. Howland},
  journal={Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services},
  year={2016},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={22-5}
}
Benzodiazepine drugs are controversial because of safety and abuse liability concerns, although they have clinically relevant pharmacological differences. The current article reviews studies pertaining to the pharmacology, safety, and abuse liability of oxazepam. Compared to other benzodiazepine drugs, oxazepam has a favorable safety and abuse liability profile, which may be related to its pharmacology. Oxazepam is more slowly absorbed and enters the brain more slowly than other benzodiazepine… CONTINUE READING
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